Octavia Butler's Kindred is a ground breaking work of speculative fiction that tells the story of a woman mysteriously transported from the Twentieth Century to an antebellum slave population. In this panel discussion, literary scholars, historians, and creative writers will discuss the legacy of Butler's vision and the ongoing significance of this work.
The second year of a lecture series on the technologies we make and how they affect our lives will begin next month at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield. The “Humanity + Technology Lecture Series” event will take place Thursday, Sept. 12 at 12:30 p.m. in the Mary E. Marburger Science and Engineering Auditorium, Room S100 in LTU’s Science Building.
In 2013, 90% of volunteer Wikipedia editors, or "Wikipedians," were estimated to be male. In 2014, only 15% of Wikipedia's biographical entries focused on women and their accomplishments. The Women in Red (WiR) Project was launched to balance these inequities by increasing the number of female Wikipedians and Wikipedia's global coverage of women.
Lawrence Technological University has received a $6,800 grant from Michigan Humanities to support the “Humanity + Technology Lecture Series,” a continuing series of public presentations on the human implications and effects of technology—past, present, and future.
A team of students in Lawrence Technological University’s media communication program has produced a half-hour documentary film on previously little-known contributions to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) by three women of color in the early and mid-20th Century.
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